Does the prevalence of hypocalcemia vary among age groups?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The age distribution of hypocalcemia is contingent on the underling disorder. In children, nutritional deficiencies are more frequent; in adults, renal failure predominates. However, the recognition of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, particularly in elderly patients, may change the understanding of hypocalcemia in the general population.


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